Eat and run: My Perhaps Unforgettable Experience of Ultimate ultramarathoning is by the world famous Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman, an adventure book written for those who desire the challenge and achievement that come with ultra running. It was recently released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June 2021. It tells the story of Jurek’s 10+ year run across the United States, from his beginnings as a couch potato addicted to Red Bull to the day he ran a marathon across the Gulf of Mexico. Eat and run tells the story of a person who did not give up, who followed his dreams, and who now is living proof that it is possible to do something great in your life–even if your dream was only a dream. It shows that you can achieve amazing things when you have the will.
is an incredible journey that shows a vegan can achieve the same level of fitness as a marathoner. Jurek became an ultra marathon runner because he wanted to run a marathon in support of the Cheyenne tribe living in the United States. He ran for hours with no food or water, and yet he came through the race with a personal time of 2 hours 27 minutes. He ran this route over again and came away with some amazing statistics. He achieved the fastest time by any vegan male ever recorded.
Eat and run is an inspiring story of someone overcoming a lot of obstacles and growing into an incredible athlete. It is also a story of a growing sport. Ultrarunning is quickly becoming one of the most popular, well known, and fastest growing sports in the world. It can be done by anyone, and the motivation is there for anyone to accomplish.
There are many reasons why more athletes are starting to run ultras, and they are not all that different than those that recommend a vegan diet for overall health. The first reason is nutrition. A vegan diet is simply smarter and allows for better nutrition and weight management. By eating a diet high in fresh vegetables, nuts, and fruits you are getting the greatest amount of nutrients possible for your daily intake. This is much better than a meat based diet, which is rich in saturated fat and cholesterol. Not only will you be looking and feeling great, but your entire body will thank you as well.
With that being said, it takes a very unique personality to be an elite runner. Being ultraathletes, they come in all shapes and sizes and have achieved some of the greatest results in the world of running. Although it took Jurek a long time to become an elite runner, he is quick to point out that his results are not a result of natural genetics, but rather are a result of an incredible level of training and commitment to his sport.
Being an ultra-athlete is not easy, and is not for everyone. While Jurek may not have achieved the status of being the bestselling author born of a bovine, he has achieved what he has wanted from his career. He has been a top distance runner in the world for almost two decades and has run more than thirteen marathons. He has triumphed in the Olympic marathon in the United States and in the Olympic trials. Jurek is a testament to what elite runners can do, and is proof that you can train hard, but you cannot hide your skill.
For anyone who has ever visited the state of Utah, and experienced its stark mountains and valleys, knows that the Western states is one of the best places to run an ultramarathon. Jurek’s ability to overcome the harshness of Utah and maintain a high performance speaks well for those who are looking to become an ultra-marathon runner. Those who have tried Jurek have witnessed first hand his dedication to his sport and have come to respect his abilities as an ultra-marathon runner. Many admire his spirit and desire to not only run the distances required of him, but to also excel within his running style.
Eat and Run is a unique book in that it not only explains how Jurek achieved his ultra-performance but also poses motivational questions that any vegan athlete will need to ask themselves. Through the stories and essays, Eat and Run opens up about his personal life and discusses his reasons for starting a vegan diet and what he learns about himself while making his transition. Being a vegan has its own set of challenges, Eat and Run answers these and more through a unique mix of practical fiction and non-fiction that highlights Jurek’s journey towards becoming a vegan. For anyone who is committed to living a healthier life, becoming a vegan and following a strict vegetarian diet, Eat and Run is an essential read to add to your library.